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Session 3: Empirical Implementation of Theoretical Models of Strategic Interaction and Dynamic Behavior

July 13-15, 2015

Organized by:

  • Gregory Crawford, University of Zurich
  • Frank Wolak, Stanford University

The papers in this session will be from the fields of empirical Industrial Organization (IO), Labor Economics, Public Finance, Health Economics, Environmental & Energy Economics, and Development Economics. The unifying feature of the papers presented is that they each contain a theoretical model of an economic interaction and an empirical implementation of this theoretical model using actual data.  Popular topics for papers from previous years include the empirical implementation of models of auction market equilibrium, discrete choice models of differentiated product demand and oligopoly equilibrium, dynamic models of individual and group behavior.

Location: This session will be held at the Landau Economics Building, 579 Serra Mall

Pre-registration is required to attend. Check the homepage for details.

In this Session

Jul 13 |
9:00 am to 10:00 am

The Bidder Exclusion Effect

Presented by: Brad Larsen, Stanford University
Co-Author(s): Dominic Coey, Kane Sweeney, eBay Research Labs
Jul 13 |
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Identification and Estimation of Auctions with Incomplete Contracts: A Structural Analysis of California Highway Construction Projects

Presented by: Xun Tang, Rice University
Co-Author(s): Yonghong An, Texas A&M University
Jul 13 |
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Impact of Switching Stores on State Dependence in Brand Choice

Presented by: Raphael Thomadsen, Washington University, St. Louis
Jul 13 |
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Identification and Estimation of Forward-looking Behavior: The Case of Consumer Stockpiling

Presented by: Matthew Osborne, University of Toronto
Co-Author(s): Andrew Ching, University of Toronto
Jul 13 |
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Matching Pennies on the Campaign Trail

Presented by: Camilo Garcia-Jimeno, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Author(s): Pinar Yildirim, University of Pennsylvania
Jul 14 |
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Wind Turbine Shutdowns and Upgrades in Denmark: Timing Decisions and the Impact of Government Policy

Presented by: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin, University of California, Davis
Co-Author(s): Jonathan A. Cook, Nexant, Inc.
Jul 14 |
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Do Energy Efficiency Standards Improve Quality? Evidence from a Revealed Preference Approach

Presented by: Sebastien Houde, University of Maryland
Co-Author(s): C. Anna Spurlock, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Jul 14 |
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Price Perception and Electricity Demand with Non-Linear Tariffs

Presented by: Shaun McRae, University of Michigan
Co-Author(s): Robyn Meeks, University of Michigan
Jul 14 |
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

A Bounds Approach to Counterfactual Analysis

Presented by: Mar Reguant, Stanford University
Jul 14 |
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Endogenous Entry and Risk Aversion in Oil and Gas Lease Auctions

Presented by: Yunmi Kong, New York University
Jul 15 |
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Quantifying the Supply Response of Private Schools to Public Policies

Presented by: Michael Dinerstein, Stanford University
Co-Author(s): Troy Smith, Stanford University
Jul 15 |
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Health Insurance Exchange Design in an Empirical Equilibrium Labor Market Model

Presented by: Naoki Aizawa, University of Minnesota
Jul 15 |
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Nonlinear Pricing in Village Economies

Presented by: Elena Pastorino, University of Minnesota
Co-Author(s): Orazio Attanasio, University College London
Jul 15 |
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Incentive Design in Organizations: An Empirical Analysis

Presented by: Hugh Macartney, Duke University
Co-Author(s): Robert McMillan, Uros Petronijevic, University of Toronto
Jul 15 |
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-Cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings

Presented by: Victoria Prowse, Cornell University
Co-Author(s): Peter Haan, DIW Berlin